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Department of External Affairs
Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710
FAX (215) 567-7850
Contact: Communications and Development
For Release: Immediately
Contact: Communications and Development


PHILADELPHIA, March 29, 2011—On Saturday, April 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Parkway Central Library, the Free Library of Philadelphia will host “Say YES to College!,” a half-day workshop featuring free college prep seminars and an information fair with local colleges and universities, trade schools, and educational organizations. Participants will learn about the college admissions process, applying for financial aid and scholarships, creating a résumé, assessing their personality, and more.

Made possible with generous support from PricewaterhouseCoopers, “Say YES to College!” is free for participants, though registration is required. Teens and families can register in advance by emailing or in person on April 9 from 9:00-9:30 a.m. at Parkway Central. Lunch will be provided to all participants. “Say YES to College!” is part of the Free Library’s College Prep Program.

“Applying to college can be a daunting and intimidating process,” said Siobhan A. Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library. “As the Free Library of Opportunity, we are proud to equip high school students and their families with the information they need to successfully navigate the admissions process and prepare for a positive college experience.”

The Free Library of Philadelphia's College Prep Program provides free workshops for students on topics such as SAT Prep, ACT Prep, Financial Aid, and Personality Assessment in five Library locations: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, Northeast Regional Library, Parkway Central Library, Walnut Street West Branch, and Widener Branch. For more information about “Say YES to College!” and College Prep, please email or call 215-686-5372.

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The Free Library of Philadelphia system consists of 49 branches, three regional libraries, the Parkway Central Library, and the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. With more than six million visits annually, the Free Library is one of the most widely used educational and cultural institutions in Philadelphia. For more, visit


Department of External Affairs, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1189
(215) 567-7710, FAX (215) 567-7850